By Jon Gordon Published Nov. 6, 2008 12:28 a.m.
You would have to live on another planet not to notice the plethora of business books and articles discussing the importance of developing a positive organizational culture at work. The research is clear. Positive leaders, positive work environments, and positive engaged employees produce positive results.
However, if building a positive business is so important and beneficial, then we are left to wonder, “Why aren’t more companies, more positive?” Why are there not more people skipping through the halls, smiling at their co-workers and loving their job? Why do more people die Monday morning at 9am than any other time? Why does negativity cost companies 300 billion dollars and sabotage teamwork, careers, morale and performance?
About Jon Gordon | Jon Gordon is a speaker, consultant and author of the international best seller The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy and The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to deal with Negativity at Work. Jon and his books have been featured on CNN , NBC’s Today Show, and in Forbes, Fast Company, O Magazine, the US News & World Report, Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Clients such as The Jacksonville Jaguars, PGA Tour, Northwestern Mutual, Publix Super Markets, Denver Public Schools, and Campbell Soup also call on Jon to get their team “on the bus” and moving in the right direction. Sign up for Jon’s free weekly positive tip newsletter at www.JonGordon.com.